definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,758 miles

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2010 Nissan Frontier electrical problems

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2010 Nissan Frontier Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 202015


  • 34,000 miles


Vehicle would crank but not start. Took to repair shop where they cleaned the battery posts. Replaced battery. Vehicle still showed resistance before slowly cranking. Vibration of RPM and speedometer needles. Cleaned the posts again, now motor will hardly turn over, numerous lights on dash flash intermitantly.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #5

Oct 302014


  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Frontier. While attempting to start the vehicle, the ignition would not turn over and the gauges on the instrument panel vibrated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic; however, the vehicle was taken to an auto part store where they diagnosed that the vehicle could have an electrical corrosion. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 26,000.

- Plattsburgh , NY, USA

problem #4

Apr 102012

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
Driving on hwy electrical controls stopped. Speedometer/odometer, tachometer, fuel gauge stopped responding and dropped to zero or froze. This has happened multiple times since then. Eventually they come back on line, but during that time you must depend on other drivers to keep at safe/legal speeds and remember how much gas was in the tank when you started driving.

- Lutherville, MD, USA

problem #3

Mar 092010

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 6 miles


With the trend towards laws banning hand held cell phone operation I purchased a 2010 Nissan Frontier pro4X on March 4, 2010 which includes a hands free feature. The hands free capability of my truck would not support safe driving in states that have or have pending legislation that ban hand held cell phone operation while driving. Since day one name recognition fails to find the correct person. All persons called complain about low, distant sounding volume with high levels of background noise (tunnel effect). Initially the poor performance was blamed on my iphone 3gs which was and is keep current. Dealer management and technicians failed to correct or improve the hands free performance. My dealer's service advisor and technicians (4) in five and half hours using their own ios and android equipped phones failed to get proper hands free performance in my truck, or, in a new 2011 Nissan Frontier pro4X. During the time my truck was being troubled shot I test drove a 2011 Nissan quest. My iphone 3gs paired and names were recognized perfectly. I recently bought and tried an iphone 4 and a motorola droid X in my truck. Name recognition still does not work and call quality remains unsatisfactory. Nissan factory technicians were contacted and no successful solution were provided nor was there any indication that follow up actions initiated.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Oct 082011

Frontier 6-cyl

  • 8,300 miles
When attempting to turn on the ignition all the dashboard needle indicators began to vibrate and there was a clicking noise from the ignition. After I removed the key from the ignition, the dashboard needles continue to vibrate for about 30 seconds. I hooked up a portable battery charger to the battery to attempt a jump start, but the vehicle would not start and the battery charger indicated a "battery charged" display. Having had a similar problem in June 2011, which I took to my local Nissan dealership who were unable to duplicate the problem, but did remove the battery for testing. I disconnected the negative battery cable, waited a couple of minutes, then reconnected the negative cable and the was able to able to start the vehicle. Not sure what is causing the problem, as there was about a four month period between incidents.

- Watertown, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 112011


  • 240 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Nissan Frontier. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start nor would the ignition unlock with the key. The vehicle was not or repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileage was approximately 240.

- Burmingham, AL, USA

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